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Reminder to U.S. Citizens To Exercise Caution While Traveling During the Holidays

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 24, 2015 As we approach the holidays, the U.S. Department of State reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert , issued on November 23, and the continuing need to exercise caution during the holiday season. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages ...
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The United States Commends Somali National Consultative Forum Declaration and Urges Final Agreement on Electoral Model by January 10

Press StatementMark C. Toner Washington, DC December 17, 2015 The United States commends Somalia’s National Consultative Forum for its efforts to reach consensus on an inclusive, transparent, and legitimate electoral process in 2016. We welcome the agreed principles in the Mogadishu Declaration as essential elements of a more inclusive and democratic electoral process than the ...
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Federal Republic of Somalia Re-opens Embassy in Washington

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield represented the United States at the historic re-opening of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Washington, D.C. on November 18.  His Excellency Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Abdusalam Omer also attended the event hosted by Somali Ambassador to the United ...
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AFRICOM Commander Visits East African Partners

STUTTGART, Germany — The commander of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, finished a weeklong trip to Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Amanda Dory Oct. 2. Dory and Rodriguez met with officials in each country to discuss how AFRICOM and the U.S. ...
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United States, Federal Government of Somalia, and Puntland State Sign $1 million Agreement to Support Puntland State Police Training

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland State to enhance cooperation on police training and countering terrorism.  The Memorandum of Understanding will provide up to $1 million to expand INL’s current police and counterterrorism assistance programs ...
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